Don't waste your saliva because it is not an effective lubricant option.
However, seemingly harmless slippery substances can contain allergens, deteriorate your skin, or can interfere with condoms.
Below is a list of "do it yourself" natural lubes you should avoid.
Not only can it suppress a condom's effectiveness, but using baby oil in your vagina can increase your risk of developing a yeast infection.
Since this cooking staple is oil-based, it's not condom-compatible. Plus, it actually makes for a terrible lubricant. It's not all that slippery, so for most women, it's not effective. And since it hasn't been particularly formed for vaginal use, there's always a chance that it could irritate your vagina.
It's there and it's wet, so it makes sense that you'd consider using it as a lube when you're in a need. However, it's not slippery enough to be an effective lube. So you're just wasting your time and saliva. Plus, spit facilitates the transmission of STDs and could introduce infection into your vagina.
It looks like lube, but petroleum-based products can lead to infection. And, like other oil-based lubes, it can screw with condoms.
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There are a lot of latent irritants in lotions, like perfumes and propyl glycols which can cause swelling, puffiness, and general irritation down there. So you should consider coconut oil instead than risking an STD or infection down there.
Coconut oil is a favorite of lots of women. Beyond the fact that it smells and tastes good, it's also easy to use since it's a solid at room temperature, and turns into a liquid with warmer temps.
Just keep in mind that it can deteriorate latex condoms, so don't pair these two during sex.